COMPONENTS OF SOCIAL STRUCTURE

COMPONENTS OF SOCIAL STRUCTURE - SOCIETY, SOCIAL STRUCTURE...

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SOCIETY, SOCIAL STRUCTURE AND INTERACTION COMPONENTS OF SOCIAL STRUCTURE Are these components measurable? How does culture/socialization reflect them? Social structure— the typical patterns of groups, which exist beyond the particular individuals who fill these positions at any one time—our social structure is an enormous socializing influence, and guides our behaviors—the desire of people to participate in groups affects behavior—adjustments to other people—you act in the way you do because of your place in the social structure— Social location —where you fit into the social structure Status —exists independently of the people occupying the position—ask the question “who am I” to evaluate social identity—status is also in the mind of the beholder, reflecting different sets of values—including those who shun “status” Ascribed status —social position conferred at birth or received involuntarily later
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This note was uploaded on 02/10/2012 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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